Dot Hill’s SANnet II Receives Microsoft Cluster Server Certification

12/18/2002 - Dot Hill (AMEX: HIL) announced that its SANnet IITM SCSI storage systems have achieved Microsoft Cluster Server (MSCS) certification from the Microsoft® Windows® Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). The compact, scalable SANnet II is now included on Microsoft’s online Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) in the “Cluster/RAID” classification.

“The SANnet II MSCS certification ensures compatibility with Windows 2000 Advanced Server’s clustering technology,” said Dana Kammersgard, chief technology officer of Dot Hill. “Because it’s tested by an independent lab to provide 99.9998+ percent uptime, SANnet II is very well suited to the high availability required in a clustered environment.”

The MSCS certification of the new SANnet II SCSI products’ attests to SANnet II’s operation with Windows 2000 Advanced Server. Advanced Server’s Clustering Services offer higher levels of scalability, reliability and availability for mission-critical applications.

SANnet II has passed rigorous environmental testing, achieving the telecommunications industry standard NEBS Level 3 and the U.S. Department of Defense standard MIL-STD-810F. These certifications signify that SANnet II can withstand a simulated level 8.3 earthquake, a 15,000-volt electrical discharge, 55 degree C ambient operating temperatures and other physically challenging conditions.

About SANnet II
The SANnet II SCSI array provides businesses with a high-performance, high availability Ultra160 SCSI storage solution that is compact, complete, convenient and cost-effective. Because it comes factory configured, the SANnet II SCSI can be up and running in minutes with no disruption to workgroups, departments and remote offices. SANnet II products are available as modular systems or in highly optimized configurations. Each configuration is a complete solution featuring redundant hot-swap components. SANnet II is also compatible with the Linux operating system and all flavors of Unix including Solaris, HP-UX and AIX.

About Dot Hill
Dot Hill Systems Corp. is a leader in the innovative design and delivery of storage networking solutions to businesses worldwide. Its products include the SANnet IITM family of storage systems and the Axis Storage ManagerTM. For more information, visit Dot Hill on the web at

Dot Hill, the Dot Hill logo, and SANnet are trademarks of Dot Hill Systems Corp.

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